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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:38 PM
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Posted By M ELEY
Philippines, with Spanish colonial influence (the...

Philippines, with Spanish colonial influence (the quillon with the snake similar to those found on espadas)-
Forum: Swap Forum Today, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
Accepting offers if interested...

Accepting offers if interested...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
$25, buyer pays shipping-

$25, buyer pays shipping-
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,029
Posted By M ELEY
Bravo, Fernando! I also wish to thank you on the...

Bravo, Fernando! I also wish to thank you on the dissertation of such magnificent blades! Just like Jim, I'm really taken in by these swords and their colorful history!
Forum: Swap Forum 10th June 2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
Final and lowest I can go if interested- $38 and...

Final and lowest I can go if interested- $38 and I'll pay shipping.
Forum: Swap Forum 7th June 2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
Tough crowd! $42 for this antique khodmi?

Tough crowd! $42 for this antique khodmi?
Forum: Swap Forum 5th June 2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
$45...less than a tank of gas!

$45...less than a tank of gas!
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd June 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
Now $48.00

Now $48.00
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd June 2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
I've just been educated on this piece! (Thanks...

I've just been educated on this piece! (Thanks Wayne/Kronchew!)

It is an Algerian khodmi or bou saadi knife. A very nice piece...anybody?...anybody?
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd June 2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
Now $50. The wood hilt has nice patina. I'd say...

Now $50. The wood hilt has nice patina. I'd say pre-1900, an old piece!
Forum: Swap Forum 1st June 2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By M ELEY
Moroccan knife mini-flyssa

Here we have a Berber knife much like a miniature flyssa! When I first purchased this quite a few years ago, I thought it might have been a Native American knife due to the fish motif on the blade...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,029
Posted By M ELEY
Spanish colonial? The bars of the hilt brazed...

Spanish colonial? The bars of the hilt brazed directly to the cup, the plainness of the piece and grooved horn grip, the simple, undecorated pommel and quillon ends and lack of a ridge along the cup...
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
Finding an exact copy of these types of swords...

Finding an exact copy of these types of swords isn't going to happen! Colonial types were fashioned by local blacksmiths, who often used various sword parts and hand-wrought pieces of metal to make...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By M ELEY
I agree with Jim wholeheartedly. Spanish...

I agree with Jim wholeheartedly. Spanish colonial, mid- to late 19th. The basket work with raised rivets exactly like the espadas in Brincherhoff's Spanish colonial sword book (pg 176, plate 174/175...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By M ELEY
Hello, Dana. Per our PM, just wanted to say again...

Hello, Dana. Per our PM, just wanted to say again what a magnificent sword you have! Perusing some of the attached pics from the other dussack threads, you might note the style has more of an open...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th May 2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By M ELEY
Nice pics, Iain! I've already got a wood cabinet...

Nice pics, Iain! I've already got a wood cabinet with plexiglass doors, but no lighting. Your LED lights really make a difference and I think I'll install some for my collection. Thanks for the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By M ELEY
Sorry for your loss, but your father had...

Sorry for your loss, but your father had spectacular taste! These are museum pieces, for sure! Thanks for posting them.
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By M ELEY
Another spectacular example! Too bad we don't...

Another spectacular example! Too bad we don't have one in our collections, eh?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By M ELEY
Hello Rick and thank you for your indepth...

Hello Rick and thank you for your indepth response. I'm actually glad we can clearly pin it down to Turkish, as it still fits the mold for my pirate collection. Looking forward to seeing your...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By M ELEY
Incredible piece, indeed! Amazing that breech...

Incredible piece, indeed! Amazing that breech loaders were around from such an early start...

If those Brits running the Am Rev War hadn't been so stubborn to give up their muzzle loaders for...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By M ELEY
There's also a chance that the halberd is...

There's also a chance that the halberd is colonial American, whose examples were 'newer' than the typical type and often very flimsy/crude. See Neumann's for some examples. Just a guess, of course-...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By M ELEY
Dana, thanks for the exceptional thread. I like...

Dana, thanks for the exceptional thread. I like your avatar!

Thank you, Jim and CC, for your comments. I think Dana's information is correct in the technical sense and I appreciated the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you< David and Kubur, for your comments...

Thank you< David and Kubur, for your comments on this pistol. I always suspected that the rather oversized screw was from a corsair-type pistol. Well, being that this gun was made for export to said...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th April 2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By M ELEY
Hello, Rick! Thanks! I forgot to attach...

Hello, Rick! Thanks! I forgot to attach it!

www.librarytalespublishing.com

www.piratestraits.com
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By M ELEY
Thanks for the proper terminology, Dana. I had...

Thanks for the proper terminology, Dana. I had always wondered about that screw barrel pistols continued use far longer than the so called Queen Anne types...
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